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Holycross N.S, Firoda, Co Kilkenny
Confirmation 19th May 2024
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Staff

Ailish Dunne – Principal
Ailish Dunne – Principal

2016: Mrs. Dunne replaced Mr. Fogarty as Principal in September 2016.  She previously worked in St John’s Junior and Senior Schools Kilkenny, working as Home School Community Liaison Coordinator for the past four years  and as a permanent class teacher for eleven years prior to that.

Joe Meagher – Deputy Principal
Joe Meagher – Deputy Principal

1997: Mr. Meagher, a past pupil of the school previously worked in Leighlinbridge N.S. He replaced Mrs. McPhillips who had been appointed as a second teacher in 1983. He became deputy principal on the retirement of Miss Fogarty in Jan. 2016

 
Roseann Grace - Teacher
Roseann Grace - Teacher

2012: Ms. Grace previously worked in Michael St. N.S. Wexford and in Askea Boys N.S. Carlow. She was appointed when, due to rising numbers, a new – 4th. classroom teacher position was approved by the Department of Education.

Elaine Kinsella – Teacher
Elaine Kinsella – Teacher

2016: Miss Kinsella replaced Miss Fogarty who retired at the end of 2015. She previously worked in St. John of God GNS in Dublin.

 
Olivia Mooney – Teacher
Olivia Mooney – Teacher

2015: Miss Mooney replaced Miss O’ Brien who has returned to her native Co. Cork. This is her first full time position, having  worked in a cluster of schools last year following her graduation.

Breda Lacey - Teacher
Breda Lacey - Teacher

Ms. Lacey joined our team following the retirement of Mrs. Kay Murtagh in September 2021. Ms. Lacey has previously taught abroad in China, Australia and the United Kingdom. She has worked in Ireland for the last three years, most recently in Ballyragget N.S.

 
Pamela Dunne – Special Needs Assistant
Pamela Dunne – Special Needs Assistant

2010: Miss Dunne’s first appointment was to Firoda N.S. when a new position was created.

Marie Brennan – Special Needs Assistant
Marie Brennan – Special Needs Assistant

2015: Mrs. Brennan’s appointment to Firoda N.S. marked a career change for her. She had previously worked for a number of years in the Kilkenny People Office. The creation of a new position in Firoda gave her the opportunity to pursue a career she always desired.

 
Angela Fogarty – Secretary
Angela Fogarty – Secretary

2001: Mrs. Fogarty was appointed when a new part-time secretarial position was created for small primary schools.